2023 NYCSHS Albany Mini

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NYCSHS Albany, NY Modeler’s Mini Convention

April 29, 2023

Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road

16 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

This is an opportunity for you to meet other NYCSHS modelers, bring some NYCS modeling friends, learn some new skills, understand what is available for modelers from the NYCSHS archives, and provide input to the NYCSHS modeling program.  Last year’s Mini was a great success.


7:30 am – 8:25 am “Registration”

8:25 am – 8:30 am “Welcome”

8:30 am – 9:30 am “Logging Railroads Connecting with the NYC in the Adirondacks” – John Barth

9:30 am – 10:25 am – “Albany Union Station In N-Scale” – Joe Ahearn

10:25 am – 10:35 am – Break

10:35 am – 11:30 am – “Rescuing NYC S-1#6000/100 & NYC T-3a # 1178/287 Electrics” – Dave Pickett

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – “Memories of the NYC West Shore” – Newton Sweet

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch – Box lunches can be ordered with registration.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm “Modeling Logging Railroads Connecting with the NYC in the Adirondacks” – Charlie Crawford

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm “The Ulster & Delaware Branch” – John Ham

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm “Design & 3D Printing a NYCS Signal Bridge” – Mark Sklar

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – “Modeling a NYCS Bay Window Caboose in 1/1 Scale – Joe Burgess

5:00 pm – ??? – Collinwood Shop – Selected Items Available

We are very excited about this event as it represents a chance for us to get to know you in person and hear how we can improve the support we provide to NYCSHS member modelers.  All presentations will end 10 minutes less than the scheduled time to allow next speaker to set up. A table will be available for displaying your NYC models so please bring some for display and discussion.

Please make your reservation for this event in the Collinwood Shop.  https://www.nycshs.net/Convention-Registration_c_23.html

The $25.00 fee partially offsets the cost of the Mini.  You can also download the reservation form and mail it in with a check for the $25.00.  Non-members are $35.00.

To download the form, go to: https://nycshs.files.wordpress.com/2023/01/2023albanynycshsminiregistrationform.pdf

Hotel rooms will be available at the Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road on April 28, 29, 2023 at NYCSHS discount rate of $124.00 plus 14% NY Sales tax.  Cutoff date for discount rate is March 28, 2023. Phone 518-459-3600 and make your hotel reservation today. Mention NYCSHS for rate. To view hotel go to: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/albany/albwo/hoteldetail

Don’t miss out – go to:  https://nycshs.files.wordpress.com/2023/01/2023albanynycshsminiregistrationform.pdf and print out and mail a registration form. Mail form and check for registration and lunch to address on form.

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